Ali Series by Farheen Khan
📚 Ali Series 📚
Author: Farheen Khan
Illustrator: Evgeniya Erokhina
Publisher: Ruqaya's Bookshelf
Islamic Content: Muslim family, Eid Goat
5 books in 1 set:
The Gladiators, Eid Goat, the Zoo Escape, the Alps and the Invention Convention are titles included in this bookset. Ali and his best friend Bear find themselves in misadventures that will have the readers laughing out loud and squirm with excitement.
This is a bookset is filled with curiosity, adventure, and fun. I absolutely loved the engaging aspects in this series, it just makes you want to keep reading. My kids requested that I read them out-loud and we laughed and rooted for Ali to pull through in each adventure. To see a well written Muslim series from a Muslim publisher is such a refreshing treat. The physical quality, box presentation, the writing and illustrations are all well done. However, I have to be honest, I expected to see more Islamic elements in these books. By that I don't mean that Islamic values are needed to be in the center of it. I just wanted it to be sprinkled through the text and mentioned in passing as a natural part of Ali's life. The only one that has some Islam is The Eid Goat. There is still value for our kids to read books where they see a Muslim character being a kid on fun adventures rather than have a religious dilemma. No denying that this is a well done set that kids will truly enjoy reading.